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    What causes dry mouth and excessive salivation?

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Posted on Wed, 19 Jul 2017 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: I either have dry mouth or mainly excessive saliva. The saliva can be really thick or watery. Evening is the worst time of day I have even had to pull over driving because I would be choking so bad try to get rid of mucus in throat. The mucus comes down the back of my throat or from under my tongue. I have had this since last year. I can't take it anymore. I have seen a regular Dr and had a endoscopy and also saw a ent Dr. can't find anything. When I saw the ent Dr. I had dry mouth at the time. My main problem is when it is excessive saliva.
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 48 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Sialrrhoea

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to Healthcare Magic and thanks for putting up the query
Excessive salivation can be due to mouth sores, gland infection, gastric regurgitation or indigestion, nasal blockage etc.
Please tell me do you have any such complaints?
Any history of tobacco use or smoking?
Follow up with the required information so that I can suggest you better.
Take care
Thanks and regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 37 minutes later
Was a heavy smoker for over 35 years. I am on Zantac and prilocet. Sometimes nasal blockage. I have that slimy feel of mucus in between lower lip and teeth and roof of mouth when I don't have dry mouth

Is there an antibiotic I can take for this
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 33 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Sialorrhoea

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for the information.
Take a combination of levocetrizine and montelukast once daily and tablet vitamin c once daily.
Use hexidine mouth wash and xylometazoline nasal drops three times a day.
Do all for at least 10 days.
You will definitely be benefited.
Get a x-ray paranasal sinuses done and send me reports.
Wish you get well soon.
Thanks and regards
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